The 23rd Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival Returns
A showcase of great seafood, music and local artists, the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival (GOSF) is set for its 23rd annual event in Richmond Hill, GA for a carnival-style weekend of family-friendly fun and food.
Photography: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival
Come the third weekend of October, the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival (GOSF) returns to Richmond Hill, GA at J.F. Gregory Park for its 23rd annual event as one of the largest Seafood festivals in the Southeast.
With an impressive 25,000 visitors over the three-day weekend, this showcase festival offers something for everyone with a wide variety of vendors, entertainment and activities along with a vast array of delicious Southern seafood. The Richmond Hill – Bryan County Chamber of Commerce hosts the festival to support local businesses and nonprofit organizations for community and economic development. CEO Kathryn Johnson encourages everyone to come to the event, enjoy the food, and of course, support the community. “There are over 25 food vendors so there’s a lot you can taste between seafood, dessert and barbecue. A handful of nonprofits are raising for the year, so you are also coming to support local organizations.” Although the plethora of delicious seafood is the ultimate crowd pleaser, the event also showcases local artists and musicians. Along with the arts and crafts vendors featuring homemade jewelry and decor, henna tattoos and photography, there will be an opportunity for local singers and musicians to take the stage and perform in front of 3,000 or more attendees. GOSF brings the community together, from music lovers to families and food enthusiasts, there is something for everyone.
J.F. Gregory Park
520 Cedar St. Richmond Hill, GA
Saturday Night Lineup, Oct. 15
Get ready for a night of live music from sunset to sundown with an impressive country artist lineup. Maggie Baugh and Warren Zeiders, two young artists on the cusp of country stardom will kick off the evening with fresh hits. “Strawberry Wine” singer and country star, Deana Carter, will take the stage before hitmaker, John Michael Montgomery, headlines the evening. When: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
5-5:30 p.m. | Maggie Baugh
6-7 p.m. | Warren Zeiders
7:30-8:30 p.m. | Deana Carter
9-10:30 p.m. | John Michael Montgomery
Special Needs Day, Oct. 14
On Friday morning, special needs students of Bryan County and their families are invited to enjoy the festival before opening to the public. The event will be tailored to meet the needs of the children- the music volume will be lowered, and the speed of the rides will be slowed down to a comfortable level. The local McDonalds will also provide lunch for all students. When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Local Dancers, Oct. 16
The last day of the festival will feature local dancers in addition to the vendors. When: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. For ticket pricing and further information, visit goseafoodfestival.com.
10:00 a.m. – 12: 00 p.m. | Special Needs Day
5:00 p.m. | Gates / VIP Tent / Carnival Open
5:30 – 10:30 p.m. | Live Music
11:00 a.m. | Gates / VIP Tent / Carnival Open
5:00 p.m. | Gate Prices Change
5:00 – 10:30 p.m. | Live Music
11:00 a.m. | Gates / Carnival Open
11:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Local Dancers
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